Startup Weekend Olsztyn #4

    Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

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Startup Weekend Olsztyn #4

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018

Friday, May 11 - 13, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Olsztyn City Hall
plac Jana Pawla II 1
Olsztyn, Poland 10-101

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54 hours to launch your Startup. The 4th Startup Weekend in Olsztyn!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 6 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend.
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

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Friday May 11th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and let the wand choose the wizard.

6:30 pm
Welcome & Rules
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce The Wizard Council: speakers, coaches, and community leaders.

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Line up to give your pitch.

8:00 pm
Put your vote for the top pitches in the Magic Goblet.

8:30 pm
Forming Teams & Dinner, Networking
No tiaras, only your decision, so choose your house wisely. Have a slice of pizza if needed (or two).

9:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

10:30 pm
Prepare your dress robes and let's have some fun!

Saturday May 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee. Remember to leave your broomsticks on the parking lot.

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up cauldrons, phials and all the workspace for the weekend.

11:00 am
The Mentors arrive
Meet and greet in the Great Hall.

1:00 pm
Status reports, call for help using "Sonorus" spell.

2:00 pm
Feel free to explore our local inns, pubs and restaurants for magically tasty food.

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
"There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class!"

5:00 pm
Status reports, call for help using "Sonorus" spell.

7:30 pm
Simple supper & coffee at the spot.

7:30 pm
Work hard all night
"You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog."

Sunday May 13th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee. Remember, no magical creatures allowed at the venue.

10:00 am
Status reports, call for help using "Sonorus" spell.

11:00 am
Coach Meetings
"Defence against the Dark Arts classroom. No cursing allowed."

1:00 pm
Feel free to explore our local inns, pubs and restaurants for magically tasty food.

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.

4:30 pm
Final Presentations
Exceed our expectations and show us your magic!

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards
Let's see which house got the most points this year!

7:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go home
Leave our magic school with head full of amazing ideas. "Don't let the muggles get you down!"

Coaches and Mentors

Paweł Jarmołkowicz
CEO @ Harimata

I'm generally awesome

Kasia Kołakowska
Program Manager @ Huge Thing

Kasia is responsible for the reactivation of the Huge Thing accelerator program. She joined SpeedUp Group in 2014 and first handled initiative analysis and selection in respect of investment potential. She was a part of numerous investment processes and was conducting contract negotiations. Since 2015, she has been coordinating particular editions of the Huge Thing accelerator. She is currently responsible for its development and conducting its consecutive editions.

Cezary Fila
COO @ Polyend

Multi-passionate soul with strong professional experience. Left corporate model of work to catch dreams and create own vision of the carreer. Fascinating in music, photography and motorcycles. Olsztyn enthusiast who says that „geography is not the limit”. As COO in Polyend responsible for supply chain, manufacturing, budgeting, finance, accountance, HR... and whatever is there to be done

Paweł Małkowski
CMO @ Świeżo Palona

Consultant in e-mail marketing, also creates apps for e-shops, always open to help others create and develop online stores. Proud founder and co-owner of one of the largest online coffee stores in Poland -

Chris Kwacz
Head of Concept @ VMR Interactive Agency

Head of Concept at VMR Interactive Agency. Internet of Things and VR/AR evangelist, building the HighTech solutions while working on FIBARO and Monster & Devices Projects. He spent over five years in Allegro Group being responsible for overall strategy and developement of all Social Media Channels. Lecturer at Collegium Da Vinci New Marketing Studies. Co-founder of Get More Social Agency. Main organizer of Internet Trends and E-nnovation Conferences. Startup Weekend, Demo Camp and Startup Sprint Mentor. Long distance runner writing the blog called "On The Move". Huge Fan of an alternative electronic music.

Wojciech Namiotko

I'm generally awesome also

Lidija Vukić
Członek Zarządu @ Talent Media

Lidija Vukić - członek zarządu sieci partnerskiej TalentMedia, specjalizującej się w tworzeniu i prowadzeniu kompleksowych kampanii video online z udziałem influencerów. TalentMedia zrzesza prawie 100 kanałów znanych i lubianych YouTuberów, które łącznie mają ponad 25 milionów subskrypcji. W 2017 roku liczba wyświetleń filmów z udziałem twórców zrzeszonych w TalentMedia przekroczyła 1 mld. Na koniec roku sieć osiągnęła obroty na poziomie 10 mln, odnotowując niemal 100% wzrost przychodów w stosunku do roku poprzedniego. Klientami TalentMedia są polskie i globalne marki Tymbark, Virgin Mobile, Estee Lauder, Hasbro. Lidija Vukić w TalentMedia nadzoruje prace Działu Twórców i współpracę z kluczowymi partnerami Polsat Media. Z branżą marketingową związana jest od ponad 10 lat. Przez 8 lat odpowiadała za sprzedaż i marketing firm z branży odzieżowej i meblowej. Swoje doświadczenie zawodowe zdobywała pracując w Chorwacji, Australii i USA. Pracowała także w największym MCN (sieci partnerskiej YouTube) w Europie – Divimove w Berlinie. W 2018 roku Lidija Vukić została wyróżniona nominacją do Złotej Dziesiątki Kobiet Sukcesu Warmii i Mazur.

Luiz Fernando Varella Vieira

I've been working at IBM Brazil for 18 Years as a Senior Consultant with experience on technical support for proposal development, software testing, testing automation, configuration management, software quality assurance, software documentation, technical writing, CMM/CMMI and ISO.

Srikanth G Tamilselvam

Srikanth is a member of AI Automation group at IBM Research - India. Srikanth is currently building IBM Deep Learning Interface, A novel method to design neural network model. Srikanth's research interest is around Applications of Machine learning & Natural language Processing and Human Computer Interface and he has published number of research publications on these topics. He is also recognized as an IBM Master Inventor for his contribution to IBM focused patent portfolio.

Shalini Sanyal

Information Technology professional with 23 years for working experience, I lead and manage global teams and responsible for qualifying new opportunities and develop digital solutions by bring various parts of IBM to design board. Collaborate with both business and technical groups to integrate and arrange global teams to deliver solutions to a client issue and achieve business outcomes. I need to have thorough understanding of the nature of the business problems the products and the services that provide value in solving these problems. I specialize in eCommerce and supply chain based product services and solutions for Retail, Consumer Products and Telco. Technically, I enjoy and learn new ways to apply my industry experience and help client re-invent and adopt into the futuristic technologies of AI (Machine Learning), Cognitive, IOT and Cloud.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Olsztyn #4 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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City Hall of Olsztyn supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Olsztyn is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Paweł
  • Andrzej
  • Agnieszka
  • Kamila
  • Aleksander
  • Katarzyna


Cristina Juc
Digital Branding & Business Development

Involved in the local tech and startups community since 2015, Cristina has been focusing on digital marketing and communication in the IT sector for the last 3 years. Her background in Architecture and Arts was enhanced with several years of writing and Product Management experience in the Mobile Apps industry. In 2017 Cristina joined the Spherik Accelerator's team as a communication and community manager, and starting January 2019 she's the Project Manager for Data Market Services - an European acceleration program aimed at data-centric startups.

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